As the U.S. begins the gradual shift away from fossil fuels towards cleaner energy sources, building trades unions are working to make sure their members are trained to work on these new technologies to ensure they have future work.
Mechanical insulators stand to gain a great amount of work, as their trade deals directly with energy conservation. Mechanical Insulators Labor Management Cooperative Trust (LMCT) Deputy Director Gina Walsh detailed her career for AWF Union Podcast listeners. She also explained how mechanical insulators can lead the way in energy conservation. Continue reading
On Workers’ Memorial Day, the labor community is focused on fallen workers and ways to limit the amount of workers who are killed due to workplace accidents and their own personal battles.
These issues are being tackled head on by labor organizations and management together. Mechanical Insulators Labor Management Cooperative Trust (LMCT) Executive Director Pete Ielmini joined America’s Work Force Union Podcast to explain what leads to mental health issues in the construction industry and where workers can go for help. Continue reading
The recent winter weather in Texas caused lasting damage to infrastructure, peoples homes and more. This could have been avoided by investing in mechanical insulation according to the International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers.
One person who has been advocating for the use of mechanical insulation is Mechanical Insulators Labor Management and Cooperative Trust Executive Director Pete Ielmini. He joined America’s Work Force Union Podcast to explain how mechanical insulation could have helped prevent some of the damage caused in Texas. Continue reading
The insulation industry is much more than just insulating the walls and ceilings of a building to ensure heat stays in. The industry has evolved to include firestopping and other processes.
Mechanical Insulators Labor Management Cooperative Trust Trustee and Vice President of Fire and Life Safety Services at Superior Industrial Insulation Tom Dake II joined AWF Union Podcast to explain the importance and functionality of firestopping materials. Continue reading
A major campaign promise of President Biden was to work with Congress to deliver an infrastructure bill to the American people. The components of an infrastructure bill will encompass all of the building trades.
One of the largest trades that will be impacted is the Mechanical Insulators, as they work to make infrastructure more efficient. Mechanical Insulators Labor Management Cooperative Trust (LMCT) Executive Director Pete Ielmini explained what needs to be in an infrastructure bill and how people can begin a career in the mechanical insulation industry. Continue reading
Plans are being developed throughout the country to create hundreds of thousands of good paying, union jobs, while also striving to improve environmental conditions.
Mechanical Insulators Labor Management and Cooperative Trust Executive Director Pete Ielmini joined AWF Union Podcast to shine light on an Illinois program designed to bring clean energy, union jobs to the state. Continue reading
With the recent election of labor-friendly President-elect Joe Biden, the labor community has much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.
Mechanical Insulators Labor Management Cooperative Trust (LMCT) Executive Director Pete Ielmini joined America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for unions in the workplace and the accomplishments of the labor movement over the past 150 years. Continue reading
With the presidential election less than one week away, misinformation is running rampant and it is important that voters can trust the information they are digesting and not living in an echo chamber.
Mechanical Insulators Labor Management and Cooperative Trust Executive Director Pete Ielmini explained where union members can find the most accurate election information as it pertains to their union on America’s Work Force Union Podcast. Continue reading
Getting more women into the building trades is a continuous process. Mechanical Insulators Labor Management and Cooperative Trust Deputy Director Gina Walsh came on AWF Union Podcast to discuss getting more women into the trades, the upcoming Tradeswomen Build Nations Conference and her history as a tradeswoman.